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Barometer: How does your Facebook page stack up?

The endless development cycle of today’s startups means that marketers must be constantly on top of the latest rollout of their most-used tools – so …

6 Facebook Metrics Marketers Should Be Measuring

Shares 8K<p>Do you track your Facebook marketing?<p>Do you feel lost when you’re looking at your Facebook Page statistics?<p>Well, you’re not alone. Facebook …

How Cloud Computing Is Accelerating Context-Aware Coupons, Offers and Promotions

Retailers and marketers often face the challenge of getting coupons, offers and promotions delivered at the perfect time and in the right context to their customers.<p>The rapid advances in cyber foraging, contextual computing and cloud computing platforms are succeeding at revolutionizing this aspect …

CoutureSQD launches its ‘Netflix for clothing’ service (exclusive)

Professional women still want to rock the trends — but don’t want to add to an already overflowing closet.<p>E-commerce entrepreneurs like Mary Wu (<i>pictured</i>) are experimenting with a new model, a “Netflix for clothing.” Rather than buying a new dress, why not rent one and return it when it’s no longer …

How to Write For Any Medium (From a Guy Who’s Written For “The New Yorker,” “Saturday Night Live,” and Pixar)

Simon Rich writes novels, essays, screenplays, and sketches—and he’s written them for some of the most respected arbiters of quality in their respective fields. Here, the prolific writer talks to Co.Create about the differences between each medium, and how to choose where an idea belongs.<p>Aside from …

A Videogame That Teaches Kids To Code

Kuato Studios is building games for learning that feel like games, not like homework.<p>I’m sitting in the carpeted hallway of the Austin Convention Center, playing a game on an iPad. Stereo crashes and echoes fill my earbuds as I wheel through different points of view in a beautifully rendered, …

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How citizens have become sensors

<i>This piece was originally featured in "</i><i>City 2.0: The Habitat of the Future and How to Get There</i><i>." “Citizens as sensors” has been reprinted with</i> …

Stipple Builds Out System to Help Publishers Profit from Tagged Web Images

Between 30 and 40 percent of all files on the Web are images, and even pages dominated by text usually have a few photos. Yet most of these photos …